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    Summer1052

    :no:HI SUMMER AJ HERE PLEASE LISTEN TO SIMPLE INSTRUCTIONS HOLD THE OIL CHAMBER LEVEL IN ONE HAND WITH TRACK REMOVED,USING A SAUCE DISPENSER POUR IN THE OIL FROM ONE END,IF YOU LOOK IN THE BEETLE...
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    ajs beetle eater

    Hi JUST WANTED TO LET YOU KNOW WHY I THINK USING A MAT TO COVER THE BEETLE EATERS IS WISE IT STOPS THE BEES FROM PLUGGING THE TRACKS UP WITH WAX THANKS AJ.:D
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    Great response

    :applause: sorry you guys feel that way here in Australia we have had great numbers of beetle caught in my traps and still catching i am very happy with the results we need to reduce the numbers of...
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    dch

    :D PLEASE KEEP THE BEETLE EATERS IN YOUR HIVES THROUGH WINTER AS I HAVE TRAPPED 8000 SHB IN 11 MONTHS OUT OF 4 HIVES DO NOT THINK THE BEETLE CANNOT BE TRAPPED THROUGH WINTER KEEP ON THEM GUYS THANKS...
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    tecumsen

    :D hi the oil that i use is conola oil works great
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    Steve

    :D hi steve the beetle eaters require 3 to 4 mm of oil in depth not in measure just enough to cover the baffles in the bottom of the oil chamber.yes it has been observed that shb will escape covered...
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    sc-bee

    :D sc-bee if you make the beetle eaters any deeper the bees will not be able to maintain those cells that the beetle eater block therefore allowing shb to take advantage of those cells thanks aj
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    red bee

    :D Hi redbee this is aj from Australia i see you have small hive beetle problem the beetle eaters have worked really well here in Australia i have 4 hives for research i have now got 8000 beetles...
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    hi ekrouse

    :D A perfect mat is a peice of vynal lino wich is floor covering approx measurment is 10 by 6 inches wich is sufficient to lay over the beetle eaters.The beetle eaters only need to be filled to...
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    sc-bee

    :D hi if you look in the bee culture magazine you can see the mat in my add ajs beetle eater this mat is large i have three beetle eaters in my hive you may not need one as large thanks aj
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    ajs beetle eater

    :D hi guys just wanted to know how the beetle eaters are working for you i hope they are working as well over in the states as they are in australia we are catching a lot of beetle here love some...
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    tillie

    tille if you look up mercer mat on the net you will get an idea of what i mean aj:D
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    tillie

    :D i will get you a picture put up in the next few days i will show you what the matt looks like aj
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    jc

    :D preferably put the beetle eaters at the top of the box in the center
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    jc

    :D the beetle eaters sit on the top bars if it is a double in the super if it is a single in the brood chamber they should be checked weekly depending on the infestation of SHB aj
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    troy

    :Dthe beetle eater only needs 3 mil of oil do not fill it and the purpose of the vynal is to reduce the bees plugging up the tracks with wax or propilas thanks aj
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    ekrouse

    :D yes the beetle eaters come apart the track clicks on and off by gently squeezing the end of the chamber thanks aj
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    JC

    :D vynal can be obtained at any carpet or second hand places this is the best some people use carpet but i suggest a sqare of vynal aj
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    magnet man

    :Dthe beetle eaters are made from hard recycled plastics aj
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    filling hte beetle eaters

    :D hi guys an easy way is to use a sauce dispencer the nozzel fits in the chamber without spilling oil hold level fill to approx 3 ml to cover the baffle then clip the track on thanks aj
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    Matting

    :d Vynal Lino Floor Covering Is The Best Not Plastic
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    gene

    we have sent some mini beetle eaters to lapps bee supplies in reeseville WI THANKS AJ:D
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    gene weitzel

    gene you dont have to try and cut them in half i also have a mini ajs beetle eater for queen rearing nuc aj:D
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    jc

    Vynal lino is floor covering plastic is not really suitable because the bees push the plastic off the top bars.aj:D
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    brent

    the reason for using a mat is that the bees do not draw bur comb from the top of the frames up into the lid beetle love hiding under the mat where theres the most heat and a great place to hide away...
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